by Kathy Stasys
May is a great month to be a part of the Black Sheep Knitting Guild!
During this May's guild meeting, members sold items from their stash...and bought others' stash. It was a win-win situation for everyone. Sometimes sales were already completed, or at least contemplated, before the meeting formally began. And, of course, there was a lot of window shopping, bargaining, and admiring purchases.
May is also the annual retreat at the Higgins Lake MacMullan Conference Center. The 2016 Retreat was one of the best. We had great weather for walks in the woods; Donna met a tree branch before crossing an icy stream (barefoot) with Denise and Kathy. Sara and Kelly sat by the lake to knit in the sunshine. Erika brought her new marshmallow stick to Friday night's campfire. Two Mini Coopers caravanned on a hunting expedition for yarn on Saturday. The blue bags are proof of many purchases. Those who stayed back lined up for massages. Ernestine and Karen chose to spin as well as knit.
Thanks to Donna's husband for his annual contribution of chocolate. Yum. Thanks, too, to Tanya and Heritage for donating some extra knitting goodies.
Next year's retreat dates are already set for the third weekend in May.